History of Lazbuddie Robotics
Lazbuddie has been competing in Robotics for many years now. Here is a little history of the robots.
The first year we entered the Robotics Contest, we made the robot, Cletus. Although he didn't excel in the competition, he was the experimental robot where everyone learned how the contest would go and what to expect in the future.
The second year we competed with Ramrod. Ramrod placed high up in the competition but was not eligible to advance to the state competition through robot competition. We advanced to state by being the BEST team that would represent the West Texas Hub. This was the first time that we advanced to the Texas BEST competition which was held at Texas A&M.
The third robot was named Wild Thang. Wild Thang placed third in the hub competition, and we also advanced to state as the West Texas BEST team. Although Wild Thang didn't to as well as Ramrod at the Texas BEST competition, all the members had a lot of fun at the state level. This was the second time that we advanced to the Texas BEST competition at Texas A&M.
Our fourth robot was named EAR. At the hub competition we placed fourth in the contest. We also received the West Texas Best award, in addition we were awarded the Founder's Award for the best design, and the Smithsonian Game Specific Award for the most points scored in a single round. We were really pleased that we were able to go to Texas A&M to participate in the Texas BEST competition and this was the third consecutive year we participated at this level.
Our fifth robot was named NEO. At the hub competition we placed sixth in the driving contest. We also received the first place West Texas BEST team. This was the fourth time that we advanced to the Texas BEST competition which was held on the campus of Texas A&M.
The sixth robot was named Noodle Reaper. At the hub competition we placed second in the BEST portion and were able to advance to the Texas BEST competition held at the campus at Texas A&M. At the Texas BEST competition we placed sixth in the BEST portion. This was the Fifth time that we advanced to the Texas BEST competition.
The seventh robot was named Poison I.V. At the hub competition we placed first in the BEST competition in Lubbock and we took thirteenth at the Texas BEST competition held at Texas A&M. This was the Sixth time that we advanced to the Texas BEST competition.
The eighth robot was named Spider-Bot. At the hub competition we placed second in the BEST competition and were able to advance to the Texas BEST which was held at the SMU campus. At the Texas BEST competition we took home the award for the best T-shirt design. This was our seventh time to appear at the Texas BEST competition.
This was is our ninth year participating in the BEST program. At our regional hub we placed second in the BEST competition and in the driving portion we finished seventh. We are ready to take Cosmic Nova to the Texas BEST competition and participate for a eighth straight year.
SudMaster 3000 was the Robot for our tenth year participation in the BEST program. At our regional hub we placed first in the BEST competition. We did as good as ever with our robot but it just wasn't good enough but we still went for the ninth straight year.
This is the eleventh year participating in the BEST program. We finished second in the Best competition. Optimus Rover is ready to go to Lubbock for our tenth straight year to make it to state in the BEST program.
This is the twelfth year participating in BEST. We finished second in overall BEST. The robot placed 8th in competition. Notebook placed 1st in competition. Table display was awarded 1st. Auto-Cad drawings placed 1st. AVIONIX is headed to Denton for State competition
This is our thirteenth year participating in BEST. Combustosaurus placed 2nd in the overall BEST competition. This allowed Combustosaurus to advance to state competition in Denton, Texas
This is our Fourteenth year participating in BEST. FELIX is an acronym.
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FELIX placed 2nd overall best at the regional competition. FELIX advanced to state competition
This is our fifteenth year participating in BEST Robotics.Bug Buster 2nd overall best at regional competition, but did not advance to state competition.
BREAKTHROUGH won 1st place BEST Team in Lubbock and 4th place in the robot competition. Breakthrough advanced to state in Dallas for our 19th year participating in BEST Robotics. The robotics team won 1st place in the table display and presentation,1st place in Spirit and Sportsmanship, 1st in software design, 3rd in the engineering notebook category, 2nd place cad drawings, 3rd place oral presentation and 3rd place Founder's Award.